Edgecombe


N.C. 42 Bridge to be Rebuilt in Edgecombe County

The N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the N.C. 42 bridge that spans the Tar River in Edgecombe County. The department this week awarded a $7.5 million contract to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson to build a two-lane bridge alongside the existing one, which was built in 1952…



Woman tried to smuggle drugs and tobacco into jail – Edge

Sheriff Clee Atkinson announces charges made in reference to an inmate attempting to smuggle contraband into the detention center.                  On 6/4/2018, Tiffany Michelle Cole of Whitakers, NC was sentenced to prison for 24 months for Larceny, Forgery and Probation Violations.  While being processed into the Detention Center,…


Men charged with selling Heroin – Edge/Nash

JUSTIN PIERRE CHAVIRS 32, was arrested today and placed in the Edgecombe County Jail under a $50,000 bond for selling Heroin. TERRANCE MCKELLAR 29, was arrested today and placed in the Nash County Jail under a $25,000 bond and charged with driving to endanger, Possession of Heroin and…


Man arrested on drug charges during checkpoint – Edgecombe

On 5/27/2018 Sgt Dawes and D Squad conducted a license checkpoint on NC 43 HWY outside of Rocky Mount. A 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Meico Bynum approached the check point and made contact with Deputy Sharpe. Deputy Sharpe smelled the odor of marijuana and asked the driver…


Man and Woman arrested on Drug and Firearm Charges – Tarboro

After conducting an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics, officers of the Tarboro Police Department, assigned to conduct street crime enforcement activities, assisted by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Probation and Parole, executed a search warrant at a residence located along West Wilson Street in…



Tarboro makes Heroin Arrests

ased upon a complaint regarding the sale of Heroin, officers with the Tarboro Police Department conducted an investigation throughout the month of March targeting specific locations. After extensive surveillance, on April 4, 2018 at approximately 7:40 pm officers conducted a vehicle stop on several individuals leaving Tarboro Square…


Man arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a minor

On March 8, 2018 officers with the Tarboro Police Department responded to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in reference to a 15-year-old juvenile patient being treated for a sexual assault that occurred several days prior. Ultimately, the case was forwarded to the Investigations Division who learned that someone the victim…



Paint truck fire slows traffic on 64 – EDGECOMBE

Yesterday evening a DOT Paint Truck caught on fire on 64 near the 467 Mile Marker (Kingsboro) Traffic was backed up for nearly 2 hours as the fire department battled the blaze and cleaned up the scene. At this time there are no reports of injuries and no…